Yeah! It’s finally avocado season. Avocados are not available all year round here but they are in full bloom right now. Dominica is the first place I have actually seen what an avocado tree looks like. There are a couple of different varieties of avocado here-some have smooth skin, some are dimpled. They taste equally delicious to me. One of the varieties actually turns from green to purplish as it ripens, and some just get soft with no change in color, so you have to keep an eye on them. Avocados at market are about 2 EC each (0.75 cents US). At the shacks you may pay up to 4-5 EC per avocado (1.50-1.85 US) depending upon the size. One difference between the avocados here and avocados I am used to in the US is that the avocados here are HUGE!
So with avocado season comes my favorite appetizer/side dish, black bean salsa. Here’s the recipe if you want to try it…sorry I don’t have exact measurements I just kind of wing it when I get in the kitchen. Prep time is only about 15 minutes.